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« on: June 26, 2017, 06:00:42 AM »

A friend & I have been trapping the feral colony at Care 1. They used to live in the woods & field behind an empty building next door & come over by the parking lot to eat . There is a huge construction project there & any that are still there are hiding in the small wooded area behind the parking lot. Many of them are not spayed or neutered & are inbreeding.
 We caught 2 solid black 10 month old females , they are spayed , tested negative & have all their shots. Currently being fostered at my friends house if you or anyone you know can take them. Still hiding , but getting more used to people & being handled.
 We trapped their solid gray brother last Friday night . I had him upstairs in the guest room,but Shadow could smell him & spent the night howling & trying toget into the room. The poor baby was terrified, so I took him to the shelter & put a hold on him so he won't be euthanized.
  Last night we caught a slightly older , but very feral& beat up cat . I think its a male just from the missing er & crooked nose, but it could have been hit by a car . I set up the pen in the basement, covered it mostly with a sheet , put in a litter box , a carrier with a soft bed for hiding & food & water .I wrapped a heavy duty rubber band around the zippers & had the back against the wll. Checked on him at 2 am & he ws still hiding behind the carrier . At 7am he had broken the rubber band, opened the zipper part way , pushed the crate away & the pen away from the wall& is loose somewhere down there . Any ideas on how to get him again ? I am about to set up the trap down there with the food in it .
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2017, 10:41:23 AM »

If he is that wild, you probably will need to trap him again, Leslie.   Undecided  Is that a big dog crate you had him in?  Confused by the zippers part.   Let us know how you make out.  He's gotta come out when he is hungry.

Glad you were able to rescue the 2 black kittens and their brother and get them safe.  Good job!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2017, 07:41:04 PM »

Good luck with trapping him!  It would bother me a lot to know that there he was loose down there!  Poor thing!  If he only realized that you were trying to help him.
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2017, 03:53:57 AM »

When I was trapping for a friend we were boarding him and there were a lot of escapes. The cat my friend decided to take got loose in the basement of this place and I had to set up a trap and by the time she let me know he was caught he was covered in feces so we had to have him cleaned up at the vet. He went on to be a great kitty and lived a happy life.

When I brought Socks home she screamed non stop for 2 days. It's hard to get ferals calmed down but so worth while.
Thanks for doing this Leslie. Hope you catch him quick.
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2017, 04:41:07 AM »

He is avoiding the trap & would not eat ,so I moved the food . I am putting 1/2 a 100 mg gabapentin & rescue remedy in it . It was eaten this morning & he used the litter box ! I will let him eat again this morning & start moving the food closer to the trap again slowly.
 The pen I am using is a pop up fabric 1 with a bottom & roof that can be unzipped to remove them & 2 zipper doors.


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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2017, 11:05:13 AM »

I'm glad he ate and used the litter box for you, Lesliek!  I hope he calms down soon.

So glad to hear you are taking care of these babies.
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2017, 05:21:33 AM »

https://www.chewy.com/precision-pet-products-soft-side/dp/102017 This is the pen I was using. It has more room than a metal crate . The 2 girls did fine in it , but the males both go tout!
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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2017, 04:37:35 PM »

I'm glad he's eating and using the box, at least. Hoping for recapture and a calmer cat. You might name him Houdini.
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2017, 04:49:51 AM »

That's a great idea !
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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2017, 04:39:11 AM »

I caught him ! Ruined 2 nets & a lot of insulation , but I got him. He has been treated for worms , neutered , had his shots & I released him in my back yard. He is 4-5 & still very wild , but has eaten 2 nights in a row. Hopefully he will stay & I can get him more used to people . I did name him Houdini .
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« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2017, 09:57:25 PM »

Good job, leslie!  I'm glad that Houdini is now vetted and hopefully you can socialize him eventually. 
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« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2017, 02:14:58 PM »

Good going, lesliek! Houdini Smiley Grin
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« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2017, 07:56:53 AM »

Yay!  Houdini has a backyard to call his own!
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« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2017, 10:25:38 PM »

Yay leslie! I knew you'd get him eventually!  Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2017, 05:51:02 AM »

He & Shadow had a little stand off at dusk yesterday . They both ran when I yelled , but both came back . I don't want them fighting , but hopefully it means Houdini thinks this is home now . It's also the 1st time that I have seen any activity from him in the daytime. If he stays around ,I will get him a heated house & mat for his food & water for winter . Maybe by then he will consider coming in .
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